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Fox QS3 Snowmobile Shocks: Fine Tune with Ease

Posted on 14 Nov 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

More is better right?  In much of the snowmobile industry, this rings true.  The introduction of clicker shocks over the past few years is a perfect example.  The mass influx of clicker shocks with myriad adjustments has allowed performance obsessed riders to fine tune their sleds handling and suspension to meet their very specific needs.  These shocks have also left plenty of riders confused and put-off on all the options.  The fact is, these high tech shocks just aren’t for everyone.  Clicker shocks require time to ride test the adjustments and many riders just don’t have that.  That being said, everyone does want their sled to handle and ride better for the way they ride. If you crave better handling but don’t have the time or patience […]

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Bell Moto 3 Helmet: Ride With the Original

Posted on 18 Oct 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

“Not Retro.  Original.” That’s exactly how Bell is reintroducing the legendary design of the Moto 3 helmet.  Bell has had plans to bring back the Moto 3 ever since they successfully launched the retro inspired Bullit helmet.  Those plans have now come to fruition. The original Moto 3 was The MX helmet of its era.  The shape and style have now become iconic.  So much so, that the originals have become one of the most sought after lids at swap meets and on sites like EBay. With the boom in the retro motorcycle scene, the number of vintage inspired helmets has also been on the rise.  There are a few brands that have taken on the challenge of creating their own take on the vintage mx lid.  […]

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Best Offroad Jackets for Fall Riding

Posted on 09 Sep 2016 in Powersports | 0 comments

Fall.  This time of year provides some of the best single track and trail riding experiences.  The changing of the foliage from green to more vibrant colors makes for some of the most scenic rides. But the fall also presents a wide spectrum of temperature and condition changes that your summer jersey isn’t meant to handle.  That’s where offroad jackets come in to play.  These versatile and durable jackets are designed to hold up to the abuse that occurs during offroad riding. Jacket options for this niche of riding were slim until just recently.  With the ADV boom, more and more riders have been getting introduced to wonderful world of single track riding.  But traditional ADV gear is too cumbersome for the active style of off road riding. Most […]

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Incognito Moto Shoes: Look Good On & Off the Bike

Posted on 24 Aug 2016 in Powersports | 4 comments

The scenario plays out one of three ways. One: You hop off your bike with your typical motorcycle boots and stroll around your destination in those clunky, not-so-great-for-walking boots. Two: You ride with your casual shoes already on so that you can walk around in the proper footwear.  The only problem is that if you go down, you might not be walking anywhere for a quite a while. Three: You get to your destination and awkwardly change out of your riding boots into your shoe of choice and have to deal with storing your boots away in your bike’s luggage. But there is a fourth option for all you motorcycle commuters out there.  The “Incognito Moto Shoe” style provides all the protection you need for cruising the […]

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Turn Your Sportster into a Long Haul Touring Bike

Posted on 09 Aug 2016 in Powersports | 3 comments

Touring on a Sportster As an owner of the iconic cruiser, you know the joys of taking your Sportster for shorter jaunts.  It’s made for zipping around city streets and cruising through your favorite local twisties.  But the Sportster is capable of so much more. With a few additions and modifications, it can be transformed into a competent touring motorcycle.  A bike that can keep up with the bigger, purpose-built Baggers. Even Harley believes that the Sportster is capable of long miles.  Their Sportster 1200T was introduced to help fill the void as a light touring model.  Don’t feel like you need to have the 1200T to go touring on your Sportster, though.  Check out the add-ons and modifications listed below.  They can turn any model Sportster into a touring bike capable of […]

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Tour New Parts for your Touring Harley

Posted on 21 Jul 2016 in Powersports | 1 comment

We’re half way through this year’s riding season.  By now, you’ve surely put on some decent miles and you’ve gotten the feel for your bike.  You know the things you like about it, but also the things that you would like to change.  Fortunately, the aftermarket is always strong for Touring Harleys.  You can modify your bike in whatever way you would like, whether it’s to make more power or to make it more comfortable and better looking. Though there are some staple products that persist to be popular in the aftermarket selection, new products are continually being released.  And with these new parts and accessories, you can customize your bagger to perform and look like an all new machine.  Listed below are a few of the […]

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